Groovy Details Fans Noticed In 'Once Upon A Time In Hollywood'

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Vote up the most far-out details from Tarantino's opus.

Once Upon A Time In Hollywood is Quentin Tarantino's love letter to old Hollywood, and as with all his movies, he puts an extraordinary amount of thought behind each shot and scene. Film fanatics have gone over the Los Angeles period piece with a fine-tooth comb and have discovered a handful of details that might have been missed on the first (or even second) viewing. Vote up the tiny details that pack the most punch.  

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    52 VOTES

    The Maltese Falcon

    Posted by u/3six5:

    In Once Upon a Time... in Hollywood (2019), the Maltese Falcon is featured in scene after Sharon Tate see's her name on a marquee for the first time.

    Note: The statue is the real on from the 1941 classic movie. It was on loan from star Leonard Dicaprio, who owns the iconic movie prop

    52 votes
  • 2
    39 VOTES

    Costume Detail

    Posted by u/ZCatcher:

    In Once Upon a Time in Hollywood (2019), Cliff Booth’s belt buckle says "Stuntman Association Member."

    39 votes
  • 3
    51 VOTES

    Small Nod To 'The Hateful Eight'

    Posted by u/everydaywasnovember:

    In Once Upon a Time in Hollywood (2019), Cliff Booth has the coffee pot from The Hateful Eight (2015) in his kitchen.

    51 votes
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    44 VOTES

    Ode To 'Billy Jack'

    Posted by u/Bellacinos:

    Quentin Tarantino and Brad Pitt modeled [Cliff] Booth after Tom Laughlin's portrayal of Billy Jack.


    From the Esquire interview with Arianne Phillips, costume designer for Once Upon A Time In Hollywood:

    [For] Cliff Booth...we were quite inspired by the Tom Laughlin movie Billy Jack, which is this kind of denim-on-denim thing. And the idea of him wearing moccasins was just bada** in a different way. It's total confidence, right? To wear a soft shoe like that.

    44 votes
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    69 VOTES

    The Cadillac

    Posted by u/honorface76:

    The 1966 Cadillac DeVille driven by Brad Pitt [but owned by Leonardo DiCaprio's character] in the Once Upon a Time in Hollywood already has a rich Hollywood history. That's because the DeVille is the same one seen driven by Michael Madsen in Reservoir Dogs, and is Madsen's personal car.

    69 votes
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    47 VOTES

    Sharon's Gift To Roman

    Posted by u/thecasual-man:

    In Once Upon a Time in Hollywood (2019), Sharon Tate picks up a first edition copy of Tess of the d'Urbervilles as a gift for her husband Roman Polanski, the film adaptation of which Tess (1979) Polanski later directed and dedicated to his late wife

    47 votes